UKOUG Solaris SIG - 20th March 2013
The March Solaris SIG event is about running OpenAFS on Solaris 11 x86. This talk will explore what makes Solaris unique in large OpenAFS deployments with petabytes of storage - how it can save millions of dollars and make debugging and performance analysis much easier and quicker compared to other platforms. Some of the unique features of OpenAFS will be described and how we used them to migrate one of the largest OpenAFS deployments in the world - completely on-line and transparently to AFS clients. Real world examples of how DTrace was used to improve OpenAFS performance and scalability will be discussed.